July 3, 2013 5:58 AM
Died June 27, 2013 in the Hackensack University Medical Center. He was 70. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Santa Barbara, CA. He met and married his wife in Chicago before they moved to New York. They lived the past 33 years in Kearny NJ. Private viewing will be at Welch Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels, 15 East Sola Street in Santa Barbara , CA. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass on July 5th at 10 am at Old Mission Santa Barbara with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Dr. Massey was a Professor at Seton Hall University where he directed the Doctoral Program in Family Psychology and The Masters and Post Masters Marriage and Therapy Program.
He graduated from St. Anthony Seminary High School in Santa Barbara and San Luis Rey College. He received his Masters from North Eastern Illinois State College and his Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University in New York.
Dr. Massey is survived by his wife Dr. Sharon Davis Massey, his children and their spouses Sarah Massey Zacharias and Brian and Jonathan Robert Massey and Liz. Also surviving are his grandchildren Tyler and Savannah.
In lieu of flowers kindly consider a memorial contribution to St. Anthony's San Francisco or Heifer International, two charities Robert supported.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.